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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Utah

 
 
Fort Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Fort Utah Marker
Inscription.  The original settlement at Provo (Fort Utah) was established March 12, 1849 by President John S. Higbee, with Isaac Higbee and Dimick B. Huntington, counselors, and about 30 families or 150 persons, sent from Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young. Several log houses were erected, surrounded by a 14 foot palisade 20 by 40 rods in size, with gates in the east and west ends, and a middle deck for a cannon. The fort was first located west of town, but was moved to Sowiette Park in April, 1850.
 
Erected 1937 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 12, 1849.
 
Location. 40° 14.125′ N, 111° 41.673′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North 2050 West, 0.1 miles north of West Center Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. A Curious Craft Once Skimmed the Ice on Utah Lake (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Large Showboat Once Sailed on Utah Lake (about 400 feet away); Provo Once Had a Silk Industry (approx. 1.3 miles away); The City of Provo was founded in 1849 by Mormon pioneers (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Octogon House (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Firebug Bit Provo in 1878 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Angus G. Beebe House (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Beebe House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
Fort Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Fort Utah Marker
Fort Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Fort Utah Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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